Category Archives: Professional Development

6 Keys to Planning and Delivering Effective Professional Learning

This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and sharing. This month’s question is “If you were calling the shots how would you … Continue reading

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10 Instructional Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom

In a Differentiated Classroom, teachers begin where students are, not from the front of the textbook. They recognize the strengths and areas of growth in each individual and use multiple instructional practices to meet student needs and boost them up … Continue reading

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HELP! Me Unpack the Standards: A Framework for Teacher & Student Clarity

In just about any classroom I enter I notice a “Learning Objective” or “I Can” statement located at the front of the room. Sometimes this statement consists of underlined words, is laminated on a beautifully bordered sentence strips, or is … Continue reading

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5 Google Resources to Support Student Writing

Supporting students in the writing process involves explicit instruction, modeling and utilizing resources to support their development. Sharing high-quality, digital resources with students will increase accessibility and independence in all student writers. Writers, professionals, and adults use digital and non-digital resources to improve … Continue reading

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What Gift Does Your Content Area Give to Children?

Creativity, Problem-Solving, Self-Expression, Lifelong Communication Skills, Science, Thrive not Just Survive, Communication through Images; these thoughts, along with numerous other words and phrases that were shared, are gifts teachers give to their students through their content areas. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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